Wizz Air Holdings plc (‘Wizz Air’), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announces it has appointed József Ujhelyi as the Chief Flight Operations Officer and member of the company’s Leadership Team effective immediately. In his new role, Ujhelyi will be reporting to Diederik Pen, Chief Operations Officer.
Ujhelyi joined Wizz Air in 2004 as Head of Purchasing and Commercial Partners, and has since been heading various commercial departments in the organization over the past 12 years, including his current position as Head of Airport Development since 2012. Prior to WIZZ, Ujhelyi, 49, built an extensive commercial and management career at Malév Hungarian Airlines and Procter & Gamble. József holds a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air said: “József has been with the airline since the start and over the years has gained profound expertise and knowledge of the industry. József’s management experience and deep insight of the business will provide leadership to the key operational departments within elements of Flight Operations including Flight and Cabin Operations, Operations Planning and the Operations Control Center. This once again is a perfect example of WIZZ’s success formula where smart and hard work, commitment and dedication result in career progression into senior management.”